Access Information for Curve, September 2021
Curve is situated in the heart of Leicester’s City Centre, in the Cultural Quarter. The address is 60 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB.
If you are arriving by car the drop-off point is available on Rutland street, via Queen Street. There is a car park next door to the theatre, the NCP Rutland Centre Multi-storey Car Park, in Halford Street, LE1 1TQ. This has 7 bays for Blue Badge Holders. There is also parking in Athena car park in Queen Street, LE1 1QD. Further information on parking is available from Curve’s Box Office on 0116 242 3595.
Leicester Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the theatre. Leave the station by the front exit onto London Road and turn right. Cross the road onto Waterloo Way. Blunts Shoe shop is directly ahead of you. Take the first left into Charles Street. Continue along this road to the first pedestrian crossing. Turn right at the crossing onto Rutland Street, and the theatre is on the corner of Rutland Street and Halford Street.
If you are travelling by bus, the closest stops are on Charles Street and Humberstone Gate. National Express and regional bus services stop at St. Margaret’s Bus Station which is about 12 minutes walk away. Further information is available on Leicester City Council’s website. Go to www.leicester.gov.uk/transport-streets.aspx. You can also call Traveline on 0871 200 2233.
As its name suggests, the theatre is curved. It’s an impressive contemporary building made of glass and steel, which opened in 2008. There are three entrances into the foyer from Rutland Street. The entrances are several metres apart – all glass doors that open automatically as you approach them. If you are facing the theatre, the entrance to the far right brings you in by the Box Office, which will be on your right. The entrance to the theatre on the far left brings you in close to the Green Room Café.
The foyer area is a large oval shape, so if you continue to walk in one direction you will eventually come back to where you started from. It is fully level access from Orton Square. There are seating areas at intervals around the foyer, a bar, and a lift and stairs going up to a mezzanine level, where the entrances to the circle seating can be found. There are toilets throughout the building, including accessible toilets. There is also a Changing Places facility on the ground floor, next to Theatre Door 4.
To collect your headset please go to the Box Office, just off the Foyer. Staff will be available to assist you with anything else you require. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes in the auditorium 15 minutes before the start of the performance, please collect your headset in good time to take your seat.
The Theatre has seating on two levels, stalls and circle. The seats flip up when not in use. There are shallow steps at the back of the stalls, and the floor slopes down towards the stage at the front. There are more steps on the circle level.
The Studio has seating on two levels, stalls and balcony. The seats flip up when not in use. There are steps up to the rows in the stalls, and the same in the balcony.
Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.
COVID Safety Guidance
Curve asks that all customers who are medically able continue wearing their face covering for the duration of their time in the auditorium and around the building. For the latest information on this and other safety measures at the theatre including increased ventilation and temperature testing on arrival, please visit www.curveonline.co.uk/re-opening-faqs/
Useful information and contact numbers
Guide Dogs are welcome at Curve. If you have not already done so, please ensure that you ask about a space for your dog in the auditorium. Alternatively, your dog can be looked after by a member of staff during the performance, but please let the theatre know in advance.
The Green Room Café is open from 5pm on performance days, closing after the interval. The Stage Door and Circle Bars will open one hour and thirty minutes prior to the performance, closing after the interval.
Season brochures are available in large print, giant print, braille and audio CD by request. If you have any enquiries about your visit please contact the Box Office on 0116 242 3595 or email: [email protected] Further information is also available on the theatre’s website: www.curveonline.co.uk
VocalEyes is funded by Arts Council England.